From where I stand, being dry is more damaging than being oily. Oily skin is usually well preserved meaning the sebum keeps the skin moisturized and can help keep wrinkles at bay, it’s also easier to blot away the excess than to try to add moisture for a makeup application.
That said, there are many things that can be done to bring back smoother skin especially in these winter months.
-Start with a cream cleanser, a foamy one can strip skin removing the oils you want to stick around. I like Dr.Hauschka’s Cleansing Cream It also has a slight exfoliation which will remove the dry flakes from the surface.
– Steer clear of toners or astringents, removing the excess moisture isn’t necessary and can worsen the dryness.
– I love Decleor Aromessence Angelique Night Balm which feels smooth and amazing. Its 100% essential oils penetrate the skin keeping it able to retain hydration so your moisturizer will work better.
– A hard-working moisturizer doesn’t have to mean spending big bucks. Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream is paraben-free, hydrating without feeling greasy and is perfect under makeup.